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Potassium Bromide

In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.



CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Antiepileptic agent

Foreign Names

  • Kalii bromidum (Latin)
  • Kaliumbromid (German)
  • Potassium (Bromure de) (French)

Generic Names

  • Potassium Bromide (OS: JAN)
  • UNII-OSD78555ZM (IS)
  • Kalii bromidum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Kaliumbromid (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Potassium (bromure de) (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Potassium Bromide (PH: BP 2016, JP XVI, USP 38)
  • Potassium bromide (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names

  • Bromav (veterinary use)
    Mavlab, Australia
  • Bromilep (veterinary use)
    Dechra Veterinary Products, United Kingdom
  • Crisax (Potassium Bromide and Phenobarbital (+ Bromocamphor (veterinary use))
    Laboratoire TVM, France
  • DIBRO-BE mono
    Dibropharm, Germany
  • Libromide (veterinary use)
    Albrecht, Germany; Dechra, Finland; Dechra, Ireland; Dechra, Netherlands; Dechra, Norway; Dechra Veterinary Products, Belgium; Dechra Veterinary Products, United Kingdom
  • Potassium Bromide
    Yamazen Seiyaku, Japan
  • Sintokalm (veterinary use)
    Sintofarm, Italy


ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
USPPharmacopoeia of the United States

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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